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The Worry Box

by , Sean Julian

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Murray Bear has lots of worries. What if the waterfall he's visiting is too loud? What if he's not very good at climbing? And what if all his friends laugh at him? With the help of his sister, Milly, Murray makes a special box in which to keep all his worries. But can the worry box really help?


With wonderfully soft illustrations from Sean Julian ( I'll Love You For Ever , A Friend Like You , Bear Can't Sleep! ), this is the perfect book for children dealing with anxiety or feeling nervous about starting at a new school or nursery.

The Worry Box Reviews | Toppsta

9781848698291
  • ISBN: 9781848698291
  • Pub Date: 3rd May 2018
  • Publisher: Little Tiger Press Group
  • Imprint: Little Tiger Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 32

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23rd May '18
I read it to Willow Class aged Under 1 to 4
The Worry Box 9781848698291
5 stars
I read this book to my class to introduce our Worry Box. It was a lovely way of introducing worries and how we can manage our feelings positively. The characters and beautiful illustrations help to tell the story. Would recommend for young children :)
23rd May '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Aby aged 8 aged 8 & to Laya aged 3 aged 3
The Worry Box 9781848698291
5 stars
A heartwarming story about a little bear who worries about everything. It's such a fantastic book with beautiful illustrations.
It's perfect book for children with anxiety. This story might help them to overcome from their anxiety about things like going to school or socialising with friends. 
15th May '18
I read it to Missmoo aged 6 aged 6 & to Locket aged 4 aged 4
The Worry Box 9781848698291
5 stars
This is a beautifully illustrated book my youngest loved looking at the pictures as I read the story, the worry box ends up being shared amongst a group of friends who put their worries in the box so the worries won’t stop them having fun, a lovely idea, we will be making a worry box to help our little ones with their worries 
4th June '18
I read it to B.hubbard aged 5 aged 5 & to J.hubbard aged 3 aged 3
The Worry Box 9781848698291
5 stars
A beautifully written book about such an important subject for children. The bear main character is adorable, and the illustrations beautiful. Teaches a good lesson of sharing worries and talking. 
20th May '18
I read it to Issy aged 7 aged 7 & to Lottie13 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
We all enjoyed this book. The illustrations are lovely and the main character is an adorable little bear, whom my daughters loved. I liked how the story highlights that everyone has worries sometimes and having a worry box is a truly wonderful idea!
5th June '18
I read it to Jamesb aged 6 aged 6
The Worry Box 9781848698291
5 stars
I read this story to my son who worries a lot. He has autism and is verbal but finds some feelings very challenging. We were able to talk about his worries and this book really was helpful in a gentle way.
5th June '18
I read it to Yusuf77 aged 4 aged 4 & to Dija13 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A beautiful, compassionate, unique book for children from 3 years of age and above. It has lovely illustrations and a brilliant idea for a book to teach young children to keep worries at bay. 
It has definitely left a long-lasting impact on us and we would definitely recommend to anyone! 
14th May '18
I read it myself (an adult)
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4 stars
Fascinating book
15th May '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to 446lena aged 6 aged 6 & to 4446lena aged 4 aged 4
The Worry Box 9781848698291
4 stars
This is great book about worries. Main character is bear - Murray, who is worrying a lot about every single  thing. His sister says that if he share his worried with somebody and put it in the box will be easier to fight it over.  "Worries won't stop me!" Lovely book. 
21st May '18
I read it to dani aged 5 aged 5
The Worry Box 9781848698291
4 stars
This is a nice book to gently introduce children to methods to deal with worries. Murray is worried about new experiences of visiting waterfalls and meeting a new child. His sister Milly encourages him to talk about his worries in order to make them feel smaller, as well as writing them down and placing them into a box. He is able to use this advice to help a young rabbit face her fears of the dark.
While this book has a useful message, it does have some minor flaws. The story jumps around, making it a bit tricky to follow. There are events, like Murray finding young owls, that add nothing to the story. A bit less rambling would have made this a stronger story. I also wish Murray drew some of his problems, instead of relying on writing. The recommended age range for the story includes many children who won't be writing independently. Some might be worried that they can't write, and thinking they must write their problems might actually increase worry. I think this is a book that is good for adults to read and discuss with children, adapting the strategies to the appropriate ages and stages.
14th May '18
I read it to Juli12345 aged 1 aged 1
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3 stars
My daughter and I really enjoyed this book namely because the illustrations are beautiful. The story is a little complex in places which my daughter struggled with but she is only 2 and I think she will grow into this book. 
She loved the bears and wanted to give them all a cuddle, they do look very huggble!
It is a lovely concept that you can write your worries in a box,  but I’m not quite sure if the author is intending this to be a self help story or just a way to introduce children to the concept of worrying~ I think the later might be true.
The hardback version is beautiful and it will be a lovely addition to the book shelf.
16th May '18
I read it to fifebookboy aged 6 aged 6
The Worry Box 9781848698291
3 stars
This is a nice book for helping a child with worries, although we didn't find the story particularly engaging. Murray the bear has worries and his sister Milly shows him her worry box, where she writes her worries down so that they don't feel so big. Murray uses the worry box throughout the day as he encounters things that unsettle him, and he also shows his new friend Lara the rabbit his worry box to help with her worries. The illustrations are sweet and gentle so it feels like a calming book. My 6 year old is keen to try the worry box idea.
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